$16K For the First Person to Hack iPhone 5S Fingerprint Sensor

Hackers gather a bounty to crack iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor.

ByJoanna Stern
September 19, 2013, 5:59 PM

Sept. 19, 2013 — -- One lucky cat has already gotten its paws on the iPhone 5S fingerprint sensor. But when the phone finally goes on sale Friday, another group is eager to get their hands on Apple's security feature.

The computer security and hacking community is gearing up to crack Apple's Touch ID, the fingerprint sensor embedded in the iPhone 5S home button.

Two security experts Nick Depetrillo and Robert David Graham have launched http://istouchidhackedyet.com, a site that tells people that the sensor hasn't been broken into yet. They have also started to collect a bounty for the first person to hack Touch ID by lifting prints from a beer mug or gummy bear or something else.

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